Crime & Courts

Judge Parker assumes Bragg cases, professes confusion

But, said Judge Parker, “There is no allegation of [Garton’s] willfulness in the pleading.” Instead, he said, “You’re suggesting the failure to comply was inadvertent, therefore it couldn’t be willful.” Konick, sitting at the lawyer’s table, although Frazier was representing himself, tried to interrupt several times to make Frazier’s case. […]

Crime & Courts

Smoot bond amended for monitoring device

In light of the fact that Smoot had not violated his bond in the six months since it had been granted, Williams asked that the device be removed. Judge Jeffrey W. Parker ruled in favor Smoot and his SCRAM bracelet has been removed. […]

Adult Education

Healing behind bars: Specialized trauma yoga proves popular in Rappahannock regional jail

“Here at the jail there’s no guard in the room, but there are cameras and a panic button,” she continues. “But within four minutes of the first class I realized these people are all humans, all souls, just managing their suffering, their circumstances. It’s been very enjoyable for me, very emotional. […]

Crime & Courts

Car theft, rummaging reported in Sperryville

By word of mouth alone, there are residents of Rappahannock County who boast about not locking the doors to their homes, whether day or night. And if that’s the case why bother to lock the doors to cars and pickup trucks? Rappahannock residents, especially any who don’t keep and bear arms, might consider changing their routines. […]

Crime & Courts

‘One question leads to another’ in ongoing criminal probe of county government

Speaking this week on condition of anonymity, the source told the Rappahannock News that the probe, which was launched by the Virginia State Police in February 2017 and is now in the lap of Culpeper County Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Walther, remains an ongoing “criminal investigation.” […]

Crime & Courts

Virginia Supreme Court grants Bragg FOIA appeal

In the case of Marian Bragg vs the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors, the Virginia Supreme Court today (Thursday, May 17) upheld the local llama farmer’s appeal of a lower Rappahannock County Circuit Court ruling surrounding enforcement of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). […]

Crime & Courts

Judge rules against Amissville resident who alleged wrongdoing by county supervisor

In an order handed down this week, Rappahannock County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker has ruled against an Amissville resident who alleged, among other charges, that Rappahannock County Supervisor John Lesinski violated the state’s Conflict of Interests Act (COIA). […]

Crime & Courts

Leads still sought in Culpeper murder

Despite the passage of more than two decades and having pursued more than ten-thousand tips, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office is still confident that the information is still out there to solve the disappearance and murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds. […]